“Despite my general opposition to the British Raj, I very much like Sir Charles Napier’s reply to Indians defending suttee: “You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: When men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build …
Tag Archive: Atheism
Jun 11 2014
Jun 08 2014
I wrote about the Tuam Mother and Baby Home.
Jun 07 2014
This one’s from the Christian Post
Jun 05 2014
In the light of the tragedy involving Elliot Rodger’s murderous rampage, there are some rather terrible people who tried to dissociate their misogyny from that of Elliot Rodger. But in this case? This is something even more tragic. The usage of this tragedy to push “more Jesus”.
Jun 05 2014
What institutions require is oversight. Self awareness. A lot of institutions run across the globe have stellar care. I can put up my own “Spastic Society” work as an example of care within disability (where a lot of the emphasis is inter disabled care and promotion of ability in a society where there are few …
Jun 04 2014
There is a word from the “His Dark Materials” trilogy. Applied Theology. The notion that we can simply apply theology to the visible world and thus make sense of it. This is how we lived most of our lives until the scientific revolutions. It was easier to explain things by gods and demons and ghosts …
Jun 02 2014
Ireland has long been a fortress of Catholicism and it is only fitting that some of the Catholic church’s greatest daemons reside here. TW – Death, Child Abuse Maybe there are worse atrocities that have yet to come to light, but in Ireland we see a combination of the effect of the power of Catholicism, …
Jun 01 2014
Spinoza, Hume, Voltaire, Paine, Jefferson (just to name a few) paved the way for Ingersoll, Twain, Darwin, Douglass, Nietzsche, Marx, Russell. The “New Atheists” of today haven’t said anything “New.” It just feels like the Atheist demographic has stayed the same throughout the course of history. I would even argue that in light of the …
May 31 2014
Ah! Bryan Fischer’s AFA. If you ever want to realise that being religious doesn’t make you moral, look no further.